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Denver’s Convergence Station could be the second Meow Wolf location to unionize

More than half the people working at Convergence Station in Denver say they want to join the Meow Wolf Workers Collective and create a union bargaining unit for the massive immersive art installation. The workers of Meow Wolf Convergence Station announced their intention to join the Communications Workers of America on Tuesday, declaring “the age […]

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As development plans flood Denver’s poorest neighborhood, fear of gentrification lingers

Carolyn Chavez has called Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood home for 66 years. It’s where she raised six children, and eventually, five of her 10 grandchildren. For decades, she watched friends and family move elsewhere; neighborhood children go off to college or fall into the grips of addiction. She was there when the new Mile High […]

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There’s a lot of buzz around “immersive” experiences in art, theater and entertainment. But is it art?

From escape rooms to Meow Wolf’s debut in Denver next year, from Natura Obscura, running through April at MOA in Englewood, to an upcoming food/performance mashup by The Catamounts and Savory Cuisines, and including two projects on tap for DCPA’s Off-Center, “immersive” is everywhere — including the commode. “Immersive is a buzzword that has now […]

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Why Maker Faire Denver — a celebration of the city’s curiosity and ingenuity — got a makeover

Not long after last year’s Maker Faire Denver, Dan Griner got a call from Elise VanDyne, the seemingly indefatigable leader of the annual creative event for the past five years. Griner, an industrial designer, had just moved back to Denver after living in India. He was happy to connect with his old friend. “She cold-called […]

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Denver Startup Week isn’t just for Denverites. It’s drawing people from across the U.S.

Vince Kadlubek brought a Meow Wolf crew to Denver Startup Week two years ago. They left  set on the idea that Denver would be the first place the Santa Fe, N.M., arts collective would expand its immersive art venue. “I really wasn’t thinking about Denver as an expansion city. I was thinking about Austin and […]